Liam Murphy

Liam Murphy - Bio

Liam is a Sydney-based author with a love of all things storytelling. Having featured on Newscorp and Nine-Fairfax mastheads, his writing can now be seen in the Open Road magazine – Australia’s longest-running motoring publication.

Liam’s debut literary work The Roadmap of Loss – set for publication in early 2024 by Echo Publishing – is heavily inspired by his time living and travelling solo across the United States.

“This beautifully written novel follows young Australian Mark Ward’s quest for redemption in a road trip across the United States, retracing the footsteps that Dylan – the father who abandoned him as a child – chronicled in letters hidden by Mark’s mother twenty years earlier. This is a novel of human fallibility, vulnerability and the power of forgiveness.” – Echo Publishing

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THE ROADMAP OF LOSS was published by Echo Publishing on 3rd January 2024  It’s available from good bookstores and as a paperback or eBook from Amazon/Kindle

It’s 1997 in Melbourne, Australia, and Mark Ward is struggling to make sense of the world following the sudden death of his mother. His father, Dylan, had abandoned him and his mother when Mark was still a child, and Mark has always believed he died in a car accident shortly afterwards.

Clearing out his mother’s house, a bereft, rapidly deteriorating Mark is shocked to discover a collection of letters written to her by Dylan – some of which postdate his supposed death. Discussing life and love, fears and dreams, set against the backdrop of his bohemian travels across the United States, Dylan’s letters become beacons for Mark, so he decides to retrace the journey taken by his estranged father twenty years earlier.

Raw and uncompromising, The Roadmap of Loss explores human fallibility and vulnerability, the courage of letting go of the past, and the power of forgiveness.

Print: ISBN 9781760688295
EBook: ISBN 9781760688301